Director Ridley Scott's return to the space-thriller genre led to much speculation that it would be an "Alien" prequel, and at the very least, some of the themes are the same in the challenging and visually striking saga.

Noomi Rapace (the screen's original "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Logan Marshall-Green play members of an intergalactic crew in search of ancient predecessors, with Michael Fassbender as an android who's also aboard ... yes, there are links to "Alien." The debate of science vs. religion gets a workout in the script co-written by "Lost" alum Damon Lindelof. DVD extras: "making-of" documentaries; audio commentaries; deleted scenes. *** (R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LAIHXQ/ref=nosim/?tag=zap2it07-20"><b>Buy 'Prometheus' on DVD</b></a>.

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